Crutches, Ace Bandages, and Casts ... Oh My!
Children using crutches, wheelchairs, walkers, wearing ace bandages, casts and medical equipment, require a physician's note as to accommodations needed in the school setting, affirmation of appropriate training on the use of equipment, and information about the likely duration of the need to use the same.
Physical activities will be limited for one day when the appropriate reason is submitted to the school by parent(s)/guardian(s), or a person licensed under the Medical Practice Act. Alternative activities and/or units of instruction for students whose physical or emotional condition, as determined by a person licensed under the Medical Practice Act, prevents their participation in physical education courses will be provided.
If a student is unable to participate in physical education class, he/she will not be permitted to participate in recess activities. If a student comes to school with a splint, cast or an ace wrap on an extremity, the student will not be permitted to participate in physical education or recess activities without a physician's note.
Donna Lugo, School Nurse